Shehla Masood case: CBI to file chargesheet today

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Indore: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file its chargesheet today against the five arrested accused in the Madhya Pradesh RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case.

The chargesheet will be filed in the Special CBI court here against prime accused Zahida Pervez, Saba Farooqui, Shaquib Ali `Danger`, Irfan and Tabish, CBI sources said.

They will be produced before the Special CBI Judge, Dr Shubra Singh, they said.

CBI had arrested Bhopal-based interior designer Zahida, her friend Saba and Shaquib (the man who arranged shooters from Uttar Pradesh) initially in the case after minutely scrutinising call details generated from the tower located in the Koh-e-Fiza area where Shehla was shot dead in front of her house on August 16 last year.

Later the probe agency also arrested alleged sharp shooters–Irfan and Tabish– from Kanpur.

It was suspected that Zahida ordered the killing of Shehla as she was jealous of her purported closeness with BJP MLA, Dhruv Narayan Singh.

Though CBI questioned the MLA and also called him for conducting his polygraph test, it has so far neither arrested him in the case nor given him any clean chit. His name is unlikely to figure in the chargesheet.

According to CBI, Zahida had allegedly hired the contract killers through Shaquib to eliminate Shehla and had also maintained a diary of events that took place after her sensational murder.

The CBI is likely to submit some of the CDs, a photo album, a motor-cycle that was reportedly used by the contract killers who shot, Masood as evidence to nail the accused.

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